Radio Free D'ni

80 Biting The Hand That Feeds You

Coming up next Sunday, 12th November, from Radio Free D’ni, Biting The Hand That Feeds You, a set of tracks by naughty artists who are fed up with the music business getting in the way of their creativity and, basically, tell then to go away, go very far away, and in a painful manner. Surprisingly, all of the artists continued to be successful, which must have annoyed the moguls no end. We have examples from The Who, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks and of course Pink Floyd.

See you on Sunday, when you can use the links at the top of the page to listen in.

79 Turn It Up!

A new theme, the rationale for this one was tracks that have a great musical hook (something that draws you into the music straight away), are memorable (so you want to hear them again) and make you want to turn it up, to hear it better.  Despite my making a mistake about the broadcast time, because the UK had ended DST in the early hours of Sunday but the US would not do so until the next week, we had a great audience, and more people on the plaza than we’ve seen for some time.

The preshow was from my stash again, and ended with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters singing Turn It Up, which seemed only right.  Postshow was taken from some of the tracks that didn’t make it to the show, as usual, but we still have plenty left.  Let us know here if you liked it enough for us to do another similar show.

We also introduced an new feature (or possibly bug), Awful Warnings.   As the last track in the postshow, I put in a track from my folder of songs that you probably don’t want to hear twice.  At some time in the past someone will have requested these, at a disco or party.  The folder has novelty songs, over-the-top stuff and other strange items.  I think it’s wise to let them have an airing occasionally, in case they get bored and start trouble 😀

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
May You Never John Martyn Solid Air 1973
That’s The Way It Is Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Walking On Air John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 2 2015
The Train And The River Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Another Twist Of The Knife John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 1 2015
In France They Kiss On Main Street Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Turn It Up Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Live, Later 2015

The Show

Cocaine J.J. Cale Troubadour 1976
Boom Boom John Lee Hooker single 1962
Rise to It KISS Hot in the Shade 1989
Hot Blooded Foreigner Double Vision 1978
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Fire in the Night Dion Fire in the Night 1979
The Core Eric Clapton Slowhand 1977
You Really Got Me The Kinks Kinks 1964
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) AC/DC For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry single 1958
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Honey Don’t Carl Perkins single 1956
All Right Now Free Fire And Water 1970
Oh Well Fleetwood Mac Then Play On 1969
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Always On The Run Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
Big Time Peter Gabriel So 1987
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. single 1984
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1980
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
Thirteen Days J.J. Cale 5 1979

Postshow

I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Hotel California Eagles Hotel California 1976
Don’t Believe A Word Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1976
Fame David Bowie Young Americans 1975
Takin’ It to the Streets Doobie Brothers Takin’ It to the Streets 1976
Roxanne The Police Outlandos d’Amour 1978
Get Dancin’ Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes single 1974

Turn it Up!

Sunday, October 29th we will present a show of songs that have a hook that makes you turn up the volume. In selecting tracks, we were going for recognisability of the opening as well fingersnappability of the track. There may be a few surprises in there…

Remember that Europe goes off daylight saving that day, so for our American cousins, the show will be an hour later than usual.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

78 Lazy Days I

A change of pace with this set, as we gave you a show of slower numbers, but not without some excitement.

Preshow was once again from my stash (now into the J’s of this pass through one section – there are three more once I’ve finished this one) and picking slower tracks again, from Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Giuffre.  The postshow was made up of tracks that didn’t make the cut for the show, because we’d used them before perhaps, or did not fit into the storyline I’d assembled.

Once again, we had 30 listeners at peak, which is very satisfying.  Of course, we would always like more 🙂

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Bourée Jethro Tull Stand Up 1969
Pibroch (Cap in Hand) Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood 1977
Gotta Dance Jimmy Giuffre The Jimmy Giuffre 3 1957
Behind The Veil Jeff Beck Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop 1989
With You There to Help Me Jethro Tull Benefit 1970
Blue Monk Jimmy Giuffre Western Suite 1958

The Show

Lazy Ways 10cc How Dare You! 1976
And Then… Dave Gilmour Rattle That Lock 2015
Bad Company Bad Company Bad Company 1974
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970
Come Together The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Convergance Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst Soundtrack 2003
Fly LIke An Eagle Steve MIller Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Flying The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
Solid Air John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Golf Girl Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
Gone Fishing Chris Rea Auberge 1991
Hotel California Eagles Live – Hell Freezes Over 1994
Time After Time Cindi Lauper She’s So Unusual 1983
I Put A Spell On You Audience The House on the Hill 1971
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel So 1986
Lady Fuschia Strawbs Bursting At The Seams 1973
Somebody Already Broke My Heart Sade Lovers Rock 2000
You’ve Got A Friend Carole King Tapestry 1971
Something Inside So Strong Labi Siffre Live – Later episode 475 2015
Walking The Ghost Back Home The Bible Walking The Ghost Back Home 1986
God Must Be A Boogie Man Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Slowhand 1977
That’s Why God Made the Radio The Beach Boys That’s Why God Made the Radio 2012

Postshow

For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield 1966
Front Page News Wishbone Ash Front Page News 1977
Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life 1984
Hejira Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
The Theme From Hill Street Blues Larry Carlton / Mike Post single 1981
Colour My World Chicago Chicago II 1970
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding single 1968
A Horse With No Name America single 1972

 

Lazy Days

Sunday, October 15 we will present Lazy Days, a show of slow songs to relax after the rather hectic few shows of the last couple of months. Music to hang out by, relax, and enjoy.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

77 A History of Pink Floyd, part III

Part 3 of a four-part series.  This show covered the period from 1975 to 1979 including the albums Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall.  A turbulent period in the band’s history.  Preshow and postshow both contained tracks from the Live at Pompeii movie, as well as some of Roger Waters’ solo album Radio K.A.O.S.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Echoes, Part 1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972
Who Needs Information Roger Waters Radio K.A.O.S 1987
Careful With that Axe, Eugene Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972
Me Or Him Roger Waters Radio K.A.O.S 1987
A Saucerful of Secrets Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972

The Show

Welcome to the Machine Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Have A Cigar Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975
Pigs On The Wing 1 Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Dogs Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Pigs (Three Different Ones) Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Sheep Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Pigs on the Wing 2 Pink Floyd Animals 1977
Another Brick In The Wall – Part 1 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Another Brick In The Wall – Part 3 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Goodbye Blue Sky Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Empty Spaces Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Hey You Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Is There Anybody Out There? Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
In The Flesh Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Run Like Hell Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
The Trial Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Outside The Wall Pink Floyd The Wall 1979

Postshow

Another Brick In The Wall – Part 2 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972
Echoes, Part 2 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972

Show 77 – A History of Pink Floyd, part III

On October 1st we will be broadcasting the third part of our History of Pink Floyd, compiled by Malaclypse, and covering the most complex period of their career, beginning from 1975, as Wish You Were Here was the last album we covered in part 2. There will be a Part 4 to complete the tale, at a later date.

I hope you will come and join us at 8pm UK time (13 KI), Sunday 1st October, on Radio Free D’ni.

 

76: Let’s Eat – Breakfast

Something close to all our hearts (well, just below in fact), food, and being the first of several, this one’s about breakfast. In the preshow we had Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (I wanted to get that out of the way early) followed by some stuff from the H section of the stash, Hayseed Dixie and Huey Lewis.

The breakfast theme included Cyril Tawney’s Chicken on a Raft, a made-up sea shanty – Cyril served on diesel submarines – and includes some Royal Navy slang – a short glossary is included below

Chicken on a Raft = Fried Egg on fried bread
Jimmy = Jimmy-the-One = 1st lieutenant
Comic Cuts = A sailor’s personal file, record of service, misdemeanors etc.
Dabtoes = seamen (not specialist ratings), used the Foreward Mess
Dustmen = Engine Room specialist ratings (originally stokers), used the Aft Mess
middle, forenoon = watches
Whalin’ crew = Whaler’s Crew / Whaler = Ship’s boat
pusser = purser
DonnyB: Donnybristle in Fifeshire, not far from Rosyth dockyard

The postshow included some alternate takes (my, we are getting good at this) on songs from the show, plus a couple of ones that didn’t quite make it.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother 1970
Centerfold Hayseed Dixie Let There Be Rockgrass 2004
Don’t Fear the Reaper Hayseed Dixie Hair Down To My Grass 2014
The Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis & The News Fore! 1986

The Show

Let’s Eat (Real Soon) Hatfield And The North Hatfield & The North 1973
Breakfast In America Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979
Breakfast in Mayfair Fairport Convention Babbacombe Lee 1971
Breakfast With Werner von Braun Stackridge Mr Mick 1976
Danielle’s Breakfast Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Chicken On A Raft Cyril Tawney In Port 1972
The Unauthorised Breakfast Item Caravan The Unauthorised Breakfast Item 2003
Hart Wie Marmelade Extrabreit Flieger, Grüss Mir Die Sonne 1980
Spoonful Cream Wheels of Fire – Live At the Fillmore (CD2) 1968
Barkbrödslåten Kebnekajse Kebnekajse 1990
Candy The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer 1975
Candy Iggy Pop Nude & Rude: The Best Of Iggy Pop 1990
Cartoons & Candy Bruce Hornsby Big Swing Face 2002
Sweet Candy AC/DC Rock or Bust 2014
Pineapple Heart Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Little Worlds 2003
Pineapple Rag – Gladiolus Rag Marvin Hamlisch The Sting 1973
Lemon Pie Dave Cousins A Taste of Strawbs CD2 – Changing Places 1974
Green Onions Booker T & The MGs Green Onions 1962
Chocolate Cake Crowded House Woodface 1991
Cut The Cake Average White Band Volume 8 1980
Breakfast Alan Hull Pipedream 1973
Breakfast at Igor’s Spyro Gyra Road Scholars 1998
Welcome To Breakfast Television Godley & Creme Random Brainwaves 2 2003
TV Dinners ZZ Top Eliminator 1983

Postshow

Candy Nat King Cole The Very Best of Nat King Cole 2006
An Hour in the Shower Chicago Chicago III 1971
Pine Apple Rag Joshua Rifkin Scott Joplin: Piano Rags 1994
Spoonful Cream Fresh Cream 1966
Mudslingers Of The Milky Way Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Little Worlds 2003
Lemon Pie Strawbs Ghosts 1975

 

75 : Diamonds and Ice

The 75th show made use of the wedding-anniversary convention and had a theme of diamonds – which had to be augmented by ice (the slang term for diamonds, we are lead to believe).  A very wide-ranging selection was the result of combing all our stash for suitable candidates.  In the end we had enough to cover the pre- and post-show requirements as well.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Black Diamonds Jez Lowe  Back Shift: A Collection Of Songs From 1980-1986 1992
The Diamond Collection De Danaan  Jigs, Reels & Rock N’ Roll 2010
Diamante Zuccero  Zucchero Sings His Hits in English 1990
Diamonds And Gold Fairport Convention  Jewel In The Crown 1995
The Diamondtina Drover Christy Moore  Ordinary Man 1989
Cut Like a Diamond The Strawbs  Burning For You 1977
Lady Diamond Steeleye Span  Back In Line 1986

The Show

Black Diamond Kiss Kiss 1974
Jack O’Diamonds John Lee Hooker Jack O’Diamonds 1949
Diamond Jack Wishbone Ash Front Page News 1977
Diamonds and Pearls Link Wray Indian Child 1993
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Diamonds on the Water Enya Dark Sky Island 2015
Diamonds Chris Rea Deltics 1979
Bonnie Ship The Diamond Wolfstone The Half Tail 1996
Walking On Ice Keats Keats 1984
Ice Mountain Spyro Gyra Down The Wire 2009
Fire & Ice Steeleye Span Wintersmith 2013
Crown of Ice Steeleye Span Wintersmith 2013
Black Ice AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Break That Ice Extrabreit LP der Woche 1984
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
Diamond-Hard Blue Apples of the Moon The Nice Elegy [Virgin 1990 remaster] 1971
Diamond Dogs David Bowie Changes 1990
Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life 1984
Diamond Head The Beach Boys Friends 1968
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 6-9) Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Gold Edition) 1975
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day Jethro Tull Original Masters 1985
The Diamond Mountain Sharon Shannon & The Woodchoppers Live in Galway 2001

Postshow

Thin Ice Robin Trower Truce 1982
Diamonds And Rust Blackmore’s Night Ghost Of A Rose 2003
Ice Water Jazz Crusaders Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions 2005
Shine On You Crazy Diamond Christy Moore Listen 2009
Shine On You Crazy Diamond The Royal Philharmonic Orchest Hits of Pink Floyd 1994